15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Santiago
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Ancud, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Castro, Isla Chiloe
— 3 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
4
San Pedro de Atacama
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h
End: London

4
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step out of Santiago with an excursion to La Sebastiana in Valparaiso--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago holiday maker .

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

La Sebastiana
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

3
nights
Ancud, Isla Chiloe

Ancud ©
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Step out of Ancud with an excursion to Isla Aucar in Quemchi--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Regional de Ancud, don't miss a visit to Parque Ecologico y Mitologico de Chiloe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Ancud, and visit a coastal fixture at Faro Corona en Chiloe.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ancud day trip app .

Getting from Santiago to Ancud by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiloe Island Penguin Colony, Isla Aucar
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Isla Aucar ©
Isla Aucar
Museo Regional de Ancud ©
Museo Regional de Ancud
Faro Corona en Chiloe ©
Faro Corona en Chiloe

3
nights
Castro, Isla Chiloe

Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Explore Castro's surroundings by going to Dalcahue (Cascadas de Tocoihue & Iglesia de Tenaun). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Church of San Francisco, step off the mainland to explore Lemuy Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Castro road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Castro

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dalcahue, Isla Chiloe, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario
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Photography Tours
Church of San Francisco ©
Church of San Francisco
Lemuy Island ©
Lemuy Island

2
nights
San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Castro to San Pedro de Atacama takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Castro in January, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques ©
Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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